Cheerios 100,000 Book Giveaway: Win $25 GC to Barnes & Noble

Access to books is essential to reading development. However, did you know that over 80 percent of childcare centers serving low-income children lack age-appropriate books? And a recent study shows that the ratio of books per child in middle income neighborhoods is 13 to 1, while in low-income neighborhoods, the ratio is 1 age-appropriate book for every 300 children. Folks, this is a really sad statistic. Really sad. In fact if anyone knows a great way for our Mummy Deals community to help out, I’d love to hear it.

The Cheerios family of cereals, First Book and Jon Scieszka, author of the popular “Trucktown” series and other children’s books, have joined together to deliver 100,000 books to community-based programs serving children in need – and we’d love your help! All you have to do is go online with your child and test your combined knowledge of children’s books by answering trivia questions related to “Trucktown” and other great children’s books.

For every trivia question answered correctly, you can cast one vote for the state you would like to receive books. The five states receiving the most votes will get 20,000 books each, for a total of 100,000 books. Visit www.FirstBook.org/Scieszka to test your knowledge and start voting.

Cheerios provided me with the free 100,000 Book Giveaway Pack which included product, information, and gift pack through MyBlogSpark and is giving one away to one of my readers. You’ll win: Books, a box of Cheerios and a $25 gift card to Barnes & Noble.

So how do you win? Tell me what you’d get from Barnes & Noble by going here then coming back and leaving a comment. Don’t know how to leave a comment? See this.

**Want more ways to win? These are worth one additional entry total. (1 entry)
Blog about the contest on your site OR tweet OR Facebook about it and lemme know.
Tweet this: Win a $25 Gift Card to Barnes & Noble at www.mummydeals.org from @mummydeals and Cheerios.
** Want yet one more way? Subscribe to my email feeds OR follow me. If you’re already a subscriber and you tell me, you get an extra entry. If you’re not, subscribe and then lemme know to get an extra entry! (1 entry)

Contest closes on Monday December 15 at midnight and the winner will be picked randomly (by random.org) and announced on Tues December 16. Don’t forget to leave a way for me to contact you!

I blog with integrity: I wasn’t paid for this review but I was given the 100,000 Book Giveaway Pack to try out and am giving one away to one of my readers.

Comments

  1. Great give away!
    I would use the gift card for several books my daughter has asked for on her Christmas list.
    Great blog!
    tmongaraz@yahoo.com

  2. Anonymous says:

    I would love to win the gift card. I would buy books for my 18 mo old son – maybe the Eric Hill Spot series or I would check out the Trucktown books you referred to. Thanks!

    Erin
    erinb1@aol.com

  3. I subscribe to your RSS feed 🙂

  4. I'd love to buy my kiddo some Lois Lowry books – he is crazy for "Cowboy Small" and "The Little Fire Engine."

    Peachicken@gmail.com

  5. I would buy the jumbo checkers rug game….we can't find one anywhere 🙂

  6. I have several books on my list and my kids' lists that I would get.

  7. i'm a subscriber!

  8. wmmahaney says:

    I would get the next 39 Clues book. My son and I both love them.
    wmmahaney(at)att(dot)net

  9. wmmahaney says:

    I subscribe to your feed in Google Reader.
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  10. I would buy the DK Star Wars Lego book. My kids really want this! The stores are out.
    jojoliu3@aol.com

  11. I would get the Elf on the Shelf book set. I've been eyeballing this book but I think I'll wait until next Christmas when my son is a tiny bit older.

    Here's the synopsis:
    The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition™ is an activity the entire family will enjoy. Based on the tradition Carol Aebersold began with her family in the 1970s, this cleverly rhymed children's book explains that Santa knows who is naughty and/or nice because he sends a scout elf to every home. During the holiday season, the elf watches children by day and reports to Santa each night. When children awake, the elf has returned from the North Pole and can be found hiding in a different location. This activity allows The Elf on the Shelf to become a delightful hide-and-seek game.

    Each Tradition-in-a-Box™ comes with its very own scout elf, a hardbound children's book and a keepsake box for easy storage. In addition, each shipment is marked for "Special Delivery" from Santa's workshop.

  12. I would get the Elf on the Shelf book. I've been eyballing this book but think I'll wait to get it for next year when my son is a tiny bit older.

    Here is the synopsis
    The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition™ is an activity the entire family will enjoy. Based on the tradition Carol Aebersold began with her family in the 1970s, this cleverly rhymed children's book explains that Santa knows who is naughty and/or nice because he sends a scout elf to every home. During the holiday season, the elf watches children by day and reports to Santa each night. When children awake, the elf has returned from the North Pole and can be found hiding in a different location. This activity allows The Elf on the Shelf to become a delightful hide-and-seek game.

    Each Tradition-in-a-Box™ comes with its very own scout elf, a hardbound children's book and a keepsake box for easy storage. In addition, each shipment is marked for "Special Delivery" from Santa's workshop.

  13. Can I say just coffee? I could really use a coffee right now and it's snow storm out there so I am going to have to wait. I would actually get some kids books for my little girls 🙂

    sarahkayjordan@sbcglobal dot net

  14. A Frugal Friend says:

    I'm thinking about the Elf on a Shelf..such a creative idea!!

    afrugalfriend (at) hotmail.com

  15. I follow.

  16. I would use it to buy The Teen Vogue Handbook! I love fashion and this has great career information.

  17. I am a subscriber! mizalmondjoy(at)yahoo(dot)com

  18. As a mom to a two year old, Id have to get her a book of her choice! She loves to follow the words on a page, point to pictures…as a mom yourself, you know how important it is to introduce children to books! (and if there were any funds left, I might look for something for myself-dont do that often enough!!)

    kc060170 at yahoo dot com

  19. Anonymous says:

    I would buy the new Ace of Cakes book – I've been dying to read it!

    Thanks so much,
    Sarah C
    artista (dot) latina@gmail.com

  20. Anonymous says:

    I'm also a subscriber

    Thanks so much,
    Sarah C
    artista (dot) latina@gmail.com

  21. I would get an Ina Garetn Barefoot Contessa Cookbook for my mom, who is a huge fan. cdziuba@aol.com My email is easily seen in my profile

  22. email subscriber

  23. i would give the gift card to my son, Eric, so he could get another book. straygators at sbcglobal dot net

  24. Edith.morris says:

    I would get an "Elephant and Piggie" series book from Mo Williams. His books are so cute and my kids love them.
    Edith.Morris (at) gmail (dot) com

  25. Edith.morris says:

    I am a subscriber.
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  26. lzcouponqueen says:

    I would buy the new book by Phillipa Gregory (The White Queen).

  27. Shooting Stars Mag says:

    I love barnes n noble…I'd definitely use it for a book or something, such as the new nick hornby maybe Juliet, Naked.

    -Lauren
    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

  28. Anonymous says:

    How can I choose!!! Bookstores are a favorite place of mine. I would probably first have to buy the book "Little Women" as my daughter has caught a love for reading this year and her Literature Club will be reading it in the upcoming months and we do not own it.
    creativesouls@cox.net

  29. Anonymous says:

    I follow you every day. I love your blog, thank you.
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  30. Anonymous says:

    I would buy my kids some new Arthur and sandra boynton books.

    denise_22315 at yahoo dot com

  31. Anonymous says:

    I subscribe.

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  32. I would like to get the book "Writing Great Books for Young Adults : Everything You Need to Know, from Crafting the Idea to Landing a Publishing Deal" by Regina Brooks for my daughter. I saw this book at our local library. My daughter is a creative writing major in college, and I think she would love it and find it very useful. Thanks for the review and giveaway!

  33. I subscribe via email

  34. So many options!! I would choose The Nutcracker retold by John Cech. I am taking my 6 and 4 year olds this year to the ballet for the first time, and I sure it is going to be a new favorite. Thanks for the opportunity!

  35. Anonymous says:

    I would definitely buy books…some for me, some for the kids!
    ajl1178@sbcglobal.net

  36. Anonymous says:

    I am a subscriber!
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  37. Can't imaging not having books. Our house is filled with them and the kids still go to the library. We even lend them out to the piano students that come to my daughter's studio for lessons. So, the question is, do they come for the piano lessons or to check out the books? (This is my daughter's website,I do not have one.)

  38. Anonymous says:

    Colors, Numbers, Alphabet and other learning/teaching books.
    kakool at netnitco dot net

  39. Anonymous says:

    I follow you!
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  40. Anonymous says:

    I follow you!
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  41. I would buy a few new books for my classroom.

  42. I would by the latest true crime book that was in the Best Seller section!

    TamiMomto3kids@yahoo.com

  43. I would get Fancy Nancy's "Splendiferous Christmas", "Olivia", and "Who Is Coming to Our House?". I used to be a public school teacher and now I run a daycare from my home. I always provide books for the children in my daycare. I have a slanting bookshelf where I stock seasonal book monthly and a couple of baskets of board books available all year. It would be great to win some new books since I have really purchased any new ones in a few years…Thank you for the opportunity.
    mrsespinoza0304@yahoo.com

  44. I would purchase the Elf on the Shelf kit! I have been wanting to get one!

    adayinthelifesonya@gmail.com

  45. I am also a follower!

    adayinthelifesonya@gmail.com

  46. Cindy's paradise says:

    OK, I'm passionate about giving every child an equal opportunity to achieve their academic potential, and reading is basic. I love books, so I would get anything from Barnes and Noble. I will vote, and I hope Illinois gets books because we have (one of the, if not the) poorest communities in the U.S., right here in the south suburbs- Ford Heights. When I see contests that give schools benefits I always try to win for Ford Heights.

  47. Rainbow Magic: Fairy Friends Sticker Book (Rainbow Magic Series) would be perfect for my daughter

  48. email subscriber

  49. Anonymous says:

    For sure something by Rob Bell – Maybe a book – Maybe Nooma Videos…

  50. Anonymous says:

    I love the author Philippa Gregory and it looks like she has a new book named The White Queen. I would buy that book if I win the $25 gift card.

    Bonnie P
    bepoia@hotmail.com

  51. And I tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/ginabad/status/6483426810
    gina b.
    mom-blog.com

  52. I subscribe. I would give the card to my parents, they love Barns and Noble. Thanks for the chance to win.

  53. My husband has been wanting some new guitar books so I'd pick some out for him from B&N, maybe like their "Guitar Tab White Pages : The Largest Collection of Authentic Guitar Transcriptions, Vol. 1"

    carmensechristjunk at gmail dot com

  54. I subscribe to your RSS feed.

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  55. I tweeted about this: http://twitter.com/atlantagalknows/status/6488302519

    carmensechristjunk at gmail dot com

  56. I would get Julie and Julia on DVD!
    faitcameth(at)yahoo(dot)com

  57. I am a email subscriber!
    faitcameth(at)yahoo(dot)com

  58. I would pick up a copy of "The Lacuna" by B.Kingsolver and a book for my daughters. Awesome giveaway!
    gina b.
    mom-blog

  59. I would a Melissa and Doug kitchen set for my daughter!
    klesher15@yahoo.com

  60. I am a google follower.
    klesher15@yahoo.com

  61. For sure, a big picture book or something classic that would last in our library-we have 4 kids!

  62. I would use the gift card for my husband… he LOVES new books!

    dbhowellfamily@gmail.com

  63. I also subscribe to your feed!
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  64. I would get my kids more books. Although I love to read myself, I love watching my kids learn how.

    I also subscribe.

    I FB'd about the contest.

    cnwalkowiak@comcast.net

  65. bekki1820cb says:

    I would get The Velveteen Rabbit for my son. Thanks for the chance! bekki1820cb at gmail

  66. bekki1820cb says:

    subscriber via email
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  67. I would buy books for my son. He's just now learning to read and he loves it!
    cina9714@sbcglobal.net

  68. Would defiantly buy my daughter some of the Gigi, God's Little Princess Series book and if any was left buy something for hubby, just don't know what haha
    disintegratingstarr@hotmail.com

  69. Subscribe to email feeds
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  70. I'd get my son the counting fun fruit bowl. Thanks for the chance.

    sweetascandy579 at yahoo dot com

  71. we a need another Richard Scarry's book, particularly the 'cars and trucks & things that go'

    We have 5 boys, they love cars & things with wheels.

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar is also a book that we need added to our personal library. We borrowed from the public library this fall and it quickly became a favorite of our little ones.

  72. I'm a subscriber = extra entry (thanks!)

  73. I'd get the House DVD box set.

  74. I subscribe to your email feed.

  75. I'm a follower

  76. I would buy the latest Diana Gabaldon book. neorn3@gmail.com

  77. I already subscribe neorn3@gmail.com

  78. Lori Sifuentes says:

    I just went shopping at Barnes and Noble and got lots of toys and books.

    Thanks
    surveys4lori@rocketmail.com

  79. Lori Sifuentes says:

    Email subscriber.

    Thanks
    surveys4lori@rocketmail.com

  80. I would love to buy the Straight No Chaser Christmas Album. I love their music. Or a really good book… too many of those to list! I'm a subscriber!
    melmar80atjunodotcom

  81. I'd pick up some classic children's books for my son (and me!)
    bekkastarstruck@hotmail.com

  82. I subscribe to your emails!
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  83. I'd like to get some books for kids. DD has Elf on the shelf on her wishlist to Santa.

  84. I'm a subscriber.

    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  85. I would buy A God Shaped Hole and The Lost Symbol.
    oheeyore at hotmail dot com

  86. tweet – http://twitter.com/oheeyore/status/6559734163
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  87. email subscriber
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  88. I would get the book Dixieland Delight for my husband and a book for my son for Christmas. We love Barnes and Noble. Thanks.
    amyogles@yahoo.com

  89. harmony2all says:

    I would use the gift card to buy myself some books.
    harmony2all@yahoo.com

  90. Books, books, and more books. We love to read in family.
    tinap
    tinajanet1@verizon.net

  91. I would get some new bookmarks, I collect those and a new cd. Probably Tim McGraw or something.
    jhoorm01(at)yahoo.com

  92. I am a follower
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  93. I subscribe through email.
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  94. I would buy "I Spy Christmas" for my 4 year old grandson. He has really enjoyed other "I Spy" books. For my newborn granddaughter I would purchase Jewel's lullaby CD.
    Ruth
    rkreilmann@bellsouth.net

  95. I also subscribe to your email feed.
    Ruth
    rkreilmann@bellsouth.net

  96. I would take my hubby there is a Christmas treat – he LOVES books (so do I but I love spoiling him more)
    janinelsmith@gmail.com

  97. I am a follower 🙂 and love your blog
    janinelsmith@gmail.com

  98. I facebooked about your giveaway – not sure how to post somehting to my wall, so it is in my status (with your link)

  99. Yes! This is AWESOME!!! I would buy gifts for my nieces & nephews!!! Yippee!!!

  100. I like to buy movies, since I don't treat myself anymore.

    extra entry: I tweeted: http://twitter.com/dlsmilad
    I also posted on FB and joined you grp:

    entra entry: I also sibscribed 🙂

    Thank you,
    Dina

    dlsmilad(at)yahoo(dot)com

  101. I would get the Santa Buddies – The Legend of Santa Paws movie for the children
    tamben7996(at)aol(dot)com

  102. I am a subscriber
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  103. I am a follower.
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  104. I *heart* this giveaway!! Would love to buy this lovely Bible that I've wanted for sooo long now!! 🙂 purposedrivenlife4you at gmail dot com

  105. I'm a subscriber!

  106. I would purchase some books for my cousin's wonderful kids for Christmas! Also, I have been dying to read "The Lovely Bones" for awhile!

    Happy Holidays to all!

    Thanks for the great give-a-way!

    Kimberly@
    kimberlylbrown23@yahoo.com

  107. Just joined Twitter and tweeted. wiscmom24

    denise_22315 at yahoo dot com

  108. I would like to get Change in Altitude by Anita Shreve

    aunteegem@yahoo.com

  109. I am a email subscriber

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  110. My daughter loves reading so I would buy her more books. She really enjoys Berenstain Bears, Arthur, and the Little Critter series by Mercer Mayer so I would get her a few of those. Thanks for the great giveaway!!

  111. I subscribe to your emails and RSS feed!

  112. I follow you on Twitter.

    (I left two other comments but forgot to give my email.)

    LittleLadybug_17(at)yahoo(dot)com

  113. I would just go and look and look for hours because I would know that I had money to spend and I could actually choose something!
    TamiMomto3kids@yahoo.com

  114. I would love to win the gift card and get my 5 boys the Brady Bunch: Complete Series Pack. They love watching them when we rent them from the library.

  115. I am a subscriber.

  116. Janet and Maya says:

    My hubby loves the movie "Wild Hogs" and I would love to be able to give it to him for Christmas!

    Thank you for a great giveaway!

    mayacarpenter at verizon dot net

  117. Janet and Maya says:

    I posted on facebook.
    mayacarpenter at verizon dot net

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/home.php?ref=home

  118. Janet and Maya says:

    I tweeted here http://twitter.com/janetmom2maya/status/6718391511

    mayacarpenter at verizon dot net

  119. Janet and Maya says:

    I blogged here
    http://giveawaysonblogs.blogspot.com/2009/11/december-giveaways.html
    mayacarpenter at verizon dot net

  120. Janet and Maya says:

    I subscribe – I always look forward to your posts. I also live in NW IN, (I live in Chesterton) and I love seeing local info.

    I re-read your post and I think I'll change my first answer – what I would buy. I think I would buy my four year old these two books, "The Nutcracker" and "The Polar Express". They both came up as suggested books for ages 3-5.

    mayacarpenter at verizon dot net

  121. MomSavesDotCom says:

    I would use my BN gift card to buy toys for my grandchildren and use the $10 off $20 MC promo with it.

    Hope I win – haven't finished my Christmas shopping yet!!

    Happy Holidays
    Kathleen

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